Leadership Initiative
About Us

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The Fisher Leadership Initiative is dedicated to developing principled and effective leaders who drive their organizations forward and confront the challenges facing our businesses, communities and the world – leveraging evidence-based practices to develop leaders at all levels. We develop principled leaders through four core initiatives:

  • BUILD Leadership Model and Assessment: Developed by world-renowned leadership expert and executive director of the Fisher Leadership Initiative, Dr. Tim Judge, the BUILD Leadership Model and BUILD Leadership Assessment© helps leaders understand their leadership performance and continue to grow as principled leaders. All Fisher College of Business undergraduate and graduate students also receive personalized leadership development through the BUILD Leadership Assessment in the core curriculum. We also leverage BUILD with organizations, providing valuable insights and an action plan for continued growth for leaders at all levels.
  • Student Leadership Development: We engage thousands students each year in curricular opportunities and unique, experiential programming available to undergraduate and graduate students across The Ohio State University. Highlights include our Dean’s Leadership Academy leadership certificate program available to all undergraduates; ELEVATE cross-campus leadership research study; Leading Expeditions adventure-based leadership experiences; the  Undergraduate Veteran Leadership Program; and award-winning leadership in Crisis Case for 2,000 students each year.
  • Professional Development Opportunities: We scale leadership development by offering paid and unpaid learning opportunities, such as webinars, workshops, conferences, and our leadership blog, Lead Read Today
  • Organizational Leadership Development: We partner with organizations to design and deliver custom leadership development programs leveraging the latest research and evidence to improve leader performance.